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Carlos Manaça is one of the main Portuguese DJs / Producers and one of the first that reached international recognition. His DJ career started in 1986 in his hometown Barreiro (near Lisbon) and he is one of the pioneers of the Portuguese Dance Scene.

Being resident of two of the first Dance Clubs in Portugal during the 90’s (1992 to 1995 at CAIS 447 – Matosinhos, Oporto, and 1995 to 1996 at ROCK’s Club - Vila Nova Gaia, Oporto) and since then playing in some of the biggest Dance Music events in Portugal, gave him the recognition as one of the main DJs on the Portuguese Dance Scene. As a ROCK’s Club resident DJ he played with International Artists like Danny Tenaglia, Carl Cox, Armand Van Elden, Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills, Josh Wink, Dj Sneak, Johnny Vicious, George Morel, Eric Morillo, Underworld (Live), among many others, most of them playing for the first time in Portugal.

As a Producer, his name started to be known in 1995 with the worldwide release by TRIBAL AMERICA of his remixes of Oporto’s Dance Act OLN “Oporto Deep Cuts EP”. Later in 1999 creates MAGNA RECORDINGS and in 2001 co-produces Manaca, Chus & Ceballos “The Strong Rhythm”, released on Stereo Productions, and included in several International Dance compilations, like the acclaimed “DEEP DISH Global Underground: MOSCOW”, while topping the Dance Charts all over the Globe. In 2009 “The Strong Rhythm” Remixes by Canadian duo D-Unity out on MAGNA RECORDINGS stayed 4 weeks at #1 on Beatport’s Minimal Top Chart.

Based in Madrid since 2002 after finishing an Audio Engineering degree at SAE Institute, his DJ schedule is mostly in Portugal, but he still has time to play regularly in Countries like Japan, Switzerland, Brazil, Luxemburg, Poland, Croatia, Germany, Mexico, Angola, Mozambique, Russia, USA, Canada and Spain, among others.

As a Producer, 2015 was his best year with releases on important Labels like Dubfire’s SCI+TEC, Funk’n Deep, Toolroom (with Chus & Ceballos), Orange Recordings, Transmit, Otto Music, Kinetika Records, District Audio and his own Magna Recordings.

In 2016 Carlos Manaça celebrated 30 Years as a professional DJ. It was one of his best DJ years ever receiving several awards in Portugal. One of them was a special “30 Years Career Award” by Oporto Radio Nova Era in a sold out show called “Best Of The Year by Radio Nova Era” on April 2nd 2016.

In May 2016 Carlos Manaça headlined ROCK IN RIO Lisboa electronic stage with Carl Cox, Octave One (Live) Dj Vibe and Conti & Leozinho (Brazil) an amazing sold out event, one of the best Rock In Rio Lisboa electronic nights so far.

Still in 2016 Carlos Manaça was nominated one of the “Best Portuguese DJs” by online dance platform 100%DJ and was also nominated as “Best Tech DJ” by WAV Awards, also in Portugal.

In 2017 returned to Radio Nova Era in Oporto with his Magna Recordings Radio Show (had a daily Radio Show as Rock’s Club resident DJ in 1995 and 1996) a weekly Radio Show on Fridays (11pm – 12am CET) on one of the biggest Radio Stations in the North of Portugal.


30 Years as a professional DJ is an incredible number to reach, but he’s more motivated than ever. He still loves delivering his typical Tech House & Techno grooves to the clubbers every weekend, and feels that still has a lot of Music to bring to the Global Dance Scene!




LINKS:

www.facebook.com/djcarlosmanaca
www.instagram.com/djcarlosmanaca
www.mixcloud.com/djcarlosmanaca
www.soundcloud.com/djcarlosmanaca
www.twitter.com/djcarlosmanaca
www.youtube.com/carlosmanaca
www.magnarecordings.com
www.carlos-manaca.com



DISCOGRAPHY - Original Tracks

Dj Dub – “Is There A God?” – World Music (Portugal) - 1998
Carlos Manaca – “Feel The Drums” – Magna Recordings / Groovy Prod. (Benelux) – 2000
Manaca,Chus & Ceballos – “The Strong Rhythm”– Stereo Productions (Spain) / Moody Rec. (USA) / Magna
Manaca & De Rivera – “Moving To The Beats” – Magna Recordings 2005
Carlos Manaca vs Mastiksoul - “MTF Come Here” - Hoshi Records - 2007
D-Formation & Carlos Manaca - “Sexy Sheet” - Beat Freak – 2007
LULA – Always Lost – Carlos Manaca Original Mix – KULT Records – 2008
D-Formation & Carlos Manaca – “Underground” – Original Mix - MAGNA Recordings – 2010
Carlos Manaça – “Coming To Chicago” – Magna Recordings – 2012
Carlos Manaça – “Back To Work EP” – Bamboo Music – 2012
Carlos Manaca – “The Grey Side” – Beat Therapy Records – 2013
Carlos Manaça – “The Bright Side” – Beat Therapy Records – 2013
Carlos Manaça – “Tha Bass” – Magna Recordings 2013
Carlos Manaça – “Too Tired” – Magna Recordings 2014
Carlos Manaça – “Turn Me Up” – Magna Recordings 2014
Carlos Manaça – “Five Seconds” – Magna Recordings 2014
Carlos Manaça – “Pharmatech” – Magna Recordings 2014
Carlos Manaça – “Mental State” – Kinetika Records 2015
Carlos Manaça – “The People” - Kinetika Records 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Wassap” – OTO Music Japan 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Make A Move” – OTO Music Japan 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Pushin’” – Orange Records 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Pray” – Orange Records 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Dark Atoms” – SCI+TEC 2015
Carlos Manaça – “The Turn” – SCI+TEC 2015
Carlos Manaça – “On My Way” – Funk’n Deep USA 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Can’t Stop” – Funk’n Deep USA 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Lio” – Beatfreak Recordings (SPA) 2017
Carlos Manaça – “Something Bad” – Transmit Recordings (USA) 2017


DISCOGRAPHY - Remixes

O.L.N. – “Places of Pleasure” – Kaos Rec. (Portugal) / Tribal América – 1995
O.L.N. – “Reboot 144” – Kaos Rec.(Portugal) / Tribal America - 1995
M-System – “Most Anything” – Magnetic Records (Portugal) – 1998
Manaca, Chus & Ceballos – “The Strong Rhythm” – Stereo / Magna Recordings (Portugal) – 2002
Pete “Tha Zouk” – “Shine On” – Magna Recordings (Portugal) – 2003
Carlos Manaca – “Feel The Drums” – Magna Recordings (Portugal) – January 2005
Victor Calderone – “Give It Up” – Carlos Manaca Magna remix – Magna Recordings – 2006
Christian Duran – “Madreselva” – Carlos Manaca MAGNA remix – Iberican - 2007
De Loren & Colors – “Zancozumbada” – Carlos Manaca remix – Magna Recordings 2007
Dj Cytric - “Soul Rider” - Carlos Manaca remix - Soulsound Recordings - Portugal – 2008
Di Paul vs Dj Nox – “Gossip” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings 2009
Atlantic Tribe – Shake It – Carlos Manaca Remix – Session Trax – Japan 2009
Federico Epis – “Shout” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Factomania – Spain 2010
Desert Storm – “Desert Storm” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings – April 2010
The Vintage feat. Liah Karli – “Back To The Underground” – C.Manaca & Luis Garcia Remix – 2010
Deka & Dave Rose – “Tribal Chant” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Coraza Recordings – 2010
Adam Freemer – “Underground Baby” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Twisted America – 2011
Kenny & Sparker – “Linha Da Frente”- Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings – 2011
D-Formation & Carlos Manaca – Underground – Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings (2012)
D-Unity – “Tribal Rhythm” – Carlos Manaca Remixes – Beat Therapy Records – 2012
Nuno Clam – “Back To The Underground” – Magna Recordings – Feb 2013
That Kid Chris – “Ceremonia” – TKC Music – Jul 2013
Jerome Robins vs Deko-Ze – “Real Talk” – Carlos Manaca Remixes – Magna Recordings 2013
D-Formation – “Takonia” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Beatfreak Recordings – 2013
Dj Dextro – “Number 10” – Carlos Manaca Groove Remix – Magna Recordings 2014
John Creamer & Stephane K – “Forget The World” – Carlos Manaça Remix – Oto Music (Japan) 2016
Carlos Manaça – Feel The Drums – Carlos Manaça Remix – Magna Recordings - 2016


CD & Digital Compilations

“Pure Elements Of House Music” – X-Club / Universal Music (Portugal) – 2000
“Fresh Fruit” – CD cover Dance Club Magazine (Portugal) – August 2001
“Olá Love 2 Dance” – X-Club / Vidisco (Portugal) – 2004 [best Portuguese Mixed Compilation 2004 award]
“Magna Recordings: 5 Years” – CD cover Dance Club Magazine – (Portugal) – June 2005
“5 Years of Magna Recordings” – Magna Recordings – January 2006
“DANCE CLUB SESSIONS 09 mixed by Carlos Manaca” – Dance Club Magazine – February 2010
“10 Years Of Magna Recordings – selected & mixed by Carlos Manaca” – Magna Recordings – 2011
“15 Years Of Magna Recordings | Selected by Carlos Manaça” – Magna Recordings - 2016
“Carlos Manaça 30 Years – The Compilation” – Magna Recordings 2017